Aug 23 2017
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Oct 07 2017
Inspired Quilts presented by Kansas City Museum at Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD), Kansas City MO

Inspired Quilts

Presented by Kansas City Museum at Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD)

Inspired Quilts, presented by the Kansas City Museum, is a small exhibit showcasing five quilts and one site-specific art installation. These works inspire viewers to see beyond utilitarian virtues and discover the art and culture of each piece. Of the five quilts on view, three are from the Kansas City Museum’s collections and two are works on loan from local fabric and textile artists.

From the Museum’s collections, two items are crazy quilts, which are essentially patchwork quilts, and they are two of the best in the Museum’s collections. Crazy quilts, by their very definition, were not meant to be used as anything other than decorative furnishings. Their combination of fabrics, colors, and hidden images of embroidery are a feast for the eyes, and they inspired artist Madeline Galucci to create a new site-specific installation, CUT/PASTE, also on display. The third quilt featured from the Museum’s collections is a 19th century quilt with a very traditional quilt pattern but with a variation that plays on light and shadow. This quilt also inspired CUT/PASTE.

The two quilts on loan to the Kansas City Museum from NedRa Bonds and Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin are quilts based on their inspirations. The Mommie Quilt, created in 2008 by NedRa Bonds, is inspired by and honors mothers from everywhere, including all ethnicities, all cultures, and every religion. This quilt signifies that the hands that rock the cradle “rule the world” or let it fall apart. March on Kansas City, a work-in-progress by Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin is inspired by African American women’s social clubs in Kansas City and is in response to Rodney M. Thompson’s documentary film My Mother’s Club.

Admission Info

ADMISSION:Free
Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am-4pm, starting August 23rd!

Phone: 8165130726

Email: paul.gutierrez@kcmo.org

Dates & Times

2017/08/23 - 2017/10/07

Additional time info:

PARKING
There is metered street parking on Broadway Blvd. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; free street parking on Broadway Blvd. after 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; and free street parking on Broadway Blvd. all day on Saturday and Sunday. Please note that there is no street parking on Broadway Blvd. from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. There is free, two-hour street parking on Bank St. and Washington St.

Location Info

Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD)

800 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64105

Parking Info

PARKING
On Broadway Blvd., between 8th and 9th Streets, there is street parking as follows:

West side of Broadway Blvd., two-hour metered parking 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday;
East side of Broadway Blvd., two-hour metered parking 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday with no parking 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday;
West and East sides of Broadway Blvd., free street parking after 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

On Bank St. and Washington St., there is free two-hour street parking 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and free street parking after 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.